Another vacation is in the books and that means you’re fired up! Guess what, your readers are too!
Here are 10 best practices to write your usual amazing content AND seize the buzz that comes right after a vacation.
Note: If you make it all the way to the conclusion, there are actually 20 more tips for you…
1) Make your title seasonally relevant
Bad title – “My Weekend at Home”
Better – “My Unforgettable Holiday Weekend at Home”
Even better – “My Unforgettable Holiday Weekend at Home and Why You Should Never Play Scrabble”
2) Don’t be the Grinch who stole images
This is a major no-no and you really know better. Instead, search through Creative Commons. Or, use a copyright free Wikipedia image.
3) Make those share buttons visible, and cute!
During a buzz time people are super refreshed and eager to share – let them! If you’re in need of a plugin, try out these freebies:
And here’s a complete list on our favorite blog in Malaysia, Hong Kiat. Which reminds me, I was going to write them a WordPress tutorial before Christmas…
4) Always write a festive introduction
Here’s are 5 ways to do it.
5) Create a holiday giveaway!
People love free; give them a chance to love it more with a giveaway. Whether you review products or created your own, this can be a great way to boost your social media stats and gain a mountain of loyal fans.
6) Use a good, healthy permalink
This can nestle your posts higher up in Google Search and improve PageRank, so even after the holiday buzz that post keeps bringing in views!
7) Always keep your points short, even if it’s the whole Christmas story
Your blog traffic arrives in the morning; don’t put it back to sleep!
8) Join a cozy blogging network!
Joining a network can amplify your authority while bringing you new connections. Big thanks to our lovely social media manager, Lorraine, who runs a seriously amazing lifestyle blog, for connecting this community with Networked Blogs – check them out!
9) Don’t write when you’re overwhelmed
You’re a confident writer, but we all have highs and lows. Learn how to ride them!
10) Tell your readers to comment
And give them a darn good reason to!
Conclusion – You made it!
If that list doesn’t do it, Dear Blogger’s newest team member, Lorraine, wrote a little list you might have heard – 20 Blog Post Must-Haves. We’ll be holding a giveaway soon, but if you’re impatient you can grab your copy of this eBook now for a one time cost of $4.99. Make sure to check out the Twitter reviews, too.
Or, just drop a comment here. Tell us quickly – How are you going to take advantage of the buzz that comes right after a holiday?